7.3 out of 10

Daw Park

Ranked 196th best suburb in Adelaide (Greater)
-34.9852630587484 138.588088377961
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  • Resale or Rental Value
  • Schools
  • Parks & Recreation
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Reviews

5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 5/5
  • Parking 5/5
  • Cost of Living 5/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5
2yrs+

"Up and coming!"

Owned a home in Daw Park now for about 2.5yrs. Just in this time I've seen the suburb really start to improve. Much more young families buying as the older generation moves on (eg. both our neighbors).Lot's of placed being renovated and extended and streetscape being improved...

We're nestled in between Colonel Light Gdns and Clarence Gardens and for us was great valuet; affordable, well located and great potential growth. Really close to Goodwood Rd shops (Foodland, Chem King, Fish Chips etc) but also really close to Castle Plaza which is just about to be redeveloped. Good childcare and schools close by too.

Can't really say anything bad about the suburb really. There is perhaps a few units in the suburb but Mitcham Council has now changed the zoning regs for the area to much stricter residential...
Pros
  • Close to Castle Plaza redevelopment
  • Shops, transport, close to everything in general.
  • Good quality schools and child care close by
  • Great cafes, specialty shops and supermarkets
  • Next door to prestigious suburbs
Cons
  • Houses can be quite old and established - but can be renovated
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  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
4/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 3/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Parking 5/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 4/5
2yrs+

"Close to everything, affordable, with great suburban lifestyle"

We've lived here for nearly 3 years and are planning to sticking around and raise our family here. 15 mins to city, hills, beach. 10 mins to Flinders Medical Centre, loads of good education options for kids. 4 major supermarkets within 5 mins drive, plus great local specialty shops (including best butcher and bread shop we've found anywhere in Adelaide). 3 great cafes with CBD quality coffee within 2 mins drive of our house.

Plenty of renovation has begun in the suburb, with lots of opportunity for further property development. It's convenience factors are bound to pay off in coming decades - a number of highly sought after suburbs are right next door.

We've found the neighbourhood friendly and safe (we've had less trouble here than when we lived in the Eastern Suburbs).

Goodwood Road is a better flow into town in peak hour than South Rd or Unley Rd, with WInston as a great backup on heavy traffic days.
Pros
  • Good quality schools and child care close by
  • Great cafes, specialty shops and supermarkets
  • Next door to prestigious suburbs
  • Shops, transport, close to everything in general.
Cons
  • Limited nightlife
  • Contains a housing trust area
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Students
2/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 1/5
  • Safe & Sound 2/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 2/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 3/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Parking 3/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Schools 3/5
  • Childcare 2/5
2yrs+

"Close to town is its best perk"

Lived here for 2 years, I enjoy the close proximity to the city but there are (sadly) a lot of ferals living in this suburb. House behind is a housing trust dwelling and the occupants are always fighting, smoking weed and having the music loud. My other neighbours are also rough. Left my car in the street only once and it was broken into.
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  • Singles
  • Retirees
  • Students
adaly
adaly Hi Rosso
I think the problems are due to the fact that you live next to housing trust dwellings NOT because the suburb you are living. In Adelaide there are many public housing around and some of them are located in good suburbs. The problems your described are likely to happen if you live next to public housing, regardless which suburb you live in, including those highly desirable and dearly priced suburbs. I lived in Daw Park in the past and neighborhood has been great. A quick fix you problem is to change your STREET or move away from being right behind housing trust.
2yrs+
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5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Parking 3/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 4/5
2yrs+

"Great location - stone's throw to everything you need..appeals to all age groups"

I bought a unit in Daw Park in 2001 and am still here now. I love the location with it's blend of ages, families, singles, Uni students, widowers and retirees. I find my street and my block of 5 units particularly quiet and have never had a problem with the neighbours or anyone else in my street.
Never had my car or unit broken into either (touch wood!) or the police being called at all.

We are close to shops, take-aways, the vet, local doctor and pharmacy, post office and other local shops - all within walking distance. We are on a reliable bus route on Goodwood Road to the city and Marion shopping centre/Flinders Uni and Medical Centre, Castle Plaza and Mitcham/Belair precinct. I am off Goodwood Road by only a few steps and yet never hear much traffic.

For growing families there are childcare centres and primary schools

I would recommend Daw Park to any age group really (we are now looking to buy a house in the area or in a neighbouring area). And hope to stay within the vacinity :-)

Although Daw Park has gone up in value over the years I've been here, it is still one of the more affordable places to live.

Big thumbs up from me!
Pros
  • Shops, transport, close to everything in general.
Cons
  • Houses can be quite old and established - but can be renovated
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Students
1/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 1/5
  • Safe & Sound 1/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • Eating Out 1/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 1/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
2yrs+

"Likely to have your car robbed"

In the past year and a half of living in Daw Park, I have had my car broken into and have had to call the police twice when the neighbours have started abusing each other.

There are lots of housing trusts and people are generally rude. I have had notes left on my car windshield that are less than lovely. The neighbours scream and yell. The neighbours on the other side are drug users. The police are here at least once a fortnight.

I hate it here. My boyfirend and I want to move as soon as we finish uni. I wouldn't recommend it to anyone. Its especially a bad choice for people with young children.
nicoleb10
nicoleb10 Hi what street are you on where you are experiencing these problems?
Dec 14, 2016
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5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Cost of Living 5/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5
2yrs+

"Ticks all the boxes"

Conveniently placed within 4km's to the city, close to shopping centres (Goodwood Rd,Mitcham & Castle Plaza all within wakling distance), great schools and public transport at the end of each block, Daw Park is a great place to live.
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  • Families with kids
4/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Parks & Recreation 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 4/5
2yrs+

"excellent yet affordable suburb"

a lot of quality houses and tree lined streets, value for money, on goodwood road and much more affordable option than its adjacent suburbs such as Colonel light gardens and Cumberland park etc if you want to buy into the area.
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  • Singles
  • Families with kids
3/5
2yrs+

"Good for young professionals"

Daw Park has a good blend of houses but there are a lot of units in the area making it affordable for the new home buyer. However, a lot of them are cream brick and a tad uninspiring. I looked a lot here while looking for units and it always felt a bit off to me. Perhaps it was the streets with rows and rows of cream brick units.

Being close to the city with good public transport service it’s easy to get into the city so it is perfect for the young professional and couples. But is not a spot for someone looking for a beautiful house on a beautiful street.

There are some nice streets in Daw Park making it a reasonable buy, however, if you are looking for a house, with so many units around, this would not be my first choice.
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  • Professionals
  • Singles